The most visited news stories on This is Grimsby in 2012 (Part two)
Continuing on from yesterday's first half of 2012's most viewed articles on This is Grimsby, here is the top ten.
Published: May 17, 2012
A shocking report revealed how “callous and controlling parents” Corin Holmes, 39, and his wife Linsley, 41, had kept two young brothers "like prisoners" in their bedrooms for up to 23 hours a day.
Grimsby Crown Court heard how the boys were also denied adequate food and prevented from maintaining a level of basic hygiene from when they were as young as just 10 and 11 years old.
A later review concluded that the pair had deliberately lied to the authorities.
Published: June 30, 2012
Tributes flooded in as it was reported that nine-year-old Welholme Community Primary School pupil Connar Kiedyk had died following a tragic accident at home.
He was found unconscious at his home at around 5.30pm on Wednesday, June 27 and taken to Grimsby’s Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital where he died a short time later.
Published: January 11, 2012
Following a successful court appeal by the Grimsby Telegraph, the name of six-month-old Ethan George Hopson and, Jason Redgrave - the man accused of harming him - were revealed for the first time.
Ethan died in the early hours of December 22, 2011 and Redgrave was charged with his murder in March.
Following a trial at Hull Crown Court, Redgrave was cleared of the main murder charge but convicted of baby Ethan’s manslaughter in June. He was sentenced to eight years in prison.
After a four-day trial in December, Redgrave was cleared of two unrelated offences of sexual activity with a woman who had a mental disorder. The alleged sexual matters could not be reported earlier as not to prejudice the trial involving the death of Ethan.
Published: April 12, 2012
A Top Town businesswoman sparked plenty of online debate after she said gangs of youths were turning Grimsby's town centre into a no-go zone.
She described how the youths, claimed to be linked to a group known as the People's Park Crew, had been hanging about the pedestrianised area in the evenings, verbally abusing passers-by, for about three months.
In response, police said that a zero-tolerance stance towards anti-social behaviour was in force in the area.
Published: July 11, 2012
A man leapt 50 feet to his death from a council office block window in Freeman Street, narrowly missing passers-by.
Steven Holgeth, 32, of Waltham, was pronounced dead at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby.
Floral tributes were left at the scene where the former North East Lincolnshire Council employee fell to his death.
Published: February 18, 2012
A woman was killed after being hit by a car at the junction of Convamore Road and Eleanor Street in Grimsby.
41-year-old Belinda Atha was hit by a blue BMW at about 11am on February 17.
Published: July 2, 2012
Police issued an appeal for witnesses following the sudden death of a 33-year-old man in Cleethorpes.
The man, who was from Healing, was taken ill on the High Street in the early hours of July 1. He later died in hospital.
Published: January 18, 2012
21-year-old Samuel Ford from Grimsby was involved in a standoff with the police after threatening a member of staff at the Holles Street Asda store before making his way onto the roof.
A 16-year-old youth, also climbed onto the roof. After two hours, during which police vehicles, an ambulance and a helicopter were called in, the pair were arrested.
Following a hearing later in the year, it was reported Ford was set to be transferred to Rampton high security hospital because of serious concerns about his mental health.
Published: June 22, 2012
Anticipation for the Olympic torch’s arrival in North East Lincolnshire grew significantly in the week leading up to the big day.
Just over 4 weeks before the start of London 2012, the flame finally made its way to the area taking in Immingham, Grimsby, Cleethorpes and a memorable abseil down the Dock Tower before heading south towards Louth.
Published: January 18, 2012
North East Lincolnshire residents logged on to This is Grimsby in record numbers after a mysterious ‘boom’ shook the area at around 6.45pm on January 18.
Initial fears of an explosion were soon allayed and those who felt the ‘big bang’ went into overdrive discussing what could have caused it with suggestions ranging from an aircraft sonic boom to UFOs.
Later reports only added to the mystery with the RAF saying it was not caused by any of their aircraft and the British Geological Survey later adding that there was "no evidence" of a "sonic or seismic disturbance".